Dawn finalises buy

Dawn Foods has completed its acquisition of Unifine Food & Bake Ingredients from Royal Cosun, effective 30 June 2011. Over the next 12 months, Unifine will be fully integrated into Dawn Foods.

Elisabeth renamed

Bakery and dessert supplier Elisabeth the Chef has changed its name to Senoble UK. Effective 1 July 2011, the name change follows the purchase four years ago by the family-owned Senoble Group, of France. General manager Jean Christophe Pierrard said that, apart from a change of factory signs, everything will stay exactly the same.

Cost forecast raised

Bakery products supplier CSM Global has revised its prediction on the cost of its raw materials from E200m to E240m for the full year, as costs increased further than expected in Q2 of its trading year. The firm said it had "stepped up the level of price increases to compensate". CSM will publish its first-half results on 10 August.

Firkins’ site for sale

Firkins Bakery’s old production site and head office is up for sale. The 43,000sq ft freehold premises in West Bromwich, is on the market for offers in the region of £650,000. Martin Bloomer Associates is also offering the opportunity to rent it for £65,000 per year. Call 01384 457206 for details.